Honduras president plans to seek official ties with China
Taipei, March 15 (CNA) Honduras President Xiomara Castro said on Tuesday that she has instructed the country's foreign minister to begin the process of opening official diplomatic ties with China.
Castro made the announcement on her Twitter page, saying: "I have instructed Chancellor Eduardo Reina to manage the opening of official relations with the People's Republic of China, as a sign of my determination to comply with the Government Plan and expand the borders freely in concert with the nations of the world."
Of the 14 states that maintain diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan's de jure name, three are located in Latin America -- Guatemala, Honduras, and Paraguay.
The ROC and Honduras established diplomatic relations in 1941 when the ROC government was still based in mainland China.
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